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Publication numberUS1277805 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 3, 1918
Filing dateDec 20, 1917
Priority dateDec 20, 1917
Publication numberUS 1277805 A, US 1277805A, US-A-1277805, US1277805 A, US1277805A
InventorsMathias Wingers
Original AssigneeMathias Wingers
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1277805 A
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APPLICATION EILED D'EC. 20.19l. 1,277,805',

Patented Sept. 3, 1918.



.Patented Sept. 3, '1918,


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Application led December To all whom t may concern:

Be it known that I, MATHIAS WINGERS, a citizen of the United States, residing at New Holstein, in the county ofCalumet and State of Wisconsin, have invented ,certain new and useful Improvements in Fountain-Brushes; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear,'and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

an `extremely simple and inexpensive, yet a highly efficient and durable fountain brush constructed for using either water or steam as occasion may demand.

With the foregoing general obj ect in view, the invention resides in the novel features of construction and unique combination of Fig. 3 is a horizontal section on the planev of the line 3-13 of Fig. 1;

Fig.4 is a vertical section onthe plane designated 'by the line 4 4 of Fig. 2;

Flgs. 5'and 6 are vertical transverse sec- -tionson the planes indicated by the lines and 6-6 respectively of Fig. 4; Fig. 7 'is an enlarged detail vertical section through the T-coupling which connects the hollow handle with the brush;

Fig. 8 is a perspective view'of the plate the brush head; and f yi brush.

Fig. 9 1s a' perspective view of the ln the-drawings above briefly described,

the numeral 1 designates a suitable brushhaving an elongated head 2 formed with perforations 3 for supplying a liquid to the brush bristles. The ends of the head 2 are provided with upstanding vundercut flanges 4 which extend throughout the width of the brush head, said flanges coacting with the beveled ends 5 of a plate 6 which rests on the head 2, the lower sideof -said late 6 being hollowed out to form a dome. for

supplying steam or water to the erforations 3. The side edges of the hea and theplate 6 are flush as shown most clearly in Fig. 4 andinorder to prevent Specification of Letters Patent.'Y

My invention has for its object to provideor back 2 n Patented Sept. 3, 1918. 2o, 1917. serial Nb. 208,091.

relative movement of these parts, transverse bolts 8 are provided, said bolts passing through the openings 9 of thedplate 6 as shown. The heads 10 and nuts 11 of the bolts 8 contact with the flush edges of the brush back 2-and the plate 6 so that ,possible relativegmovement of these partsl transversely is prevented, relative longitudinal movement being obstructed by the flanges 4.' A pair of inverted- L-sliaped pipes 12 rise `from longitudinally spaced portions of the plate 6, the horizontal arms of said pipes extending toward each other and being alined. Said horizontal arms of the pipes 12 project into the opposite ends of the head 13 of a T-coupling 14, the-ends of said head being counterbored at 15 and receiving packing rings 16. Sleeves of bushings 17 surround the horizontal arms of the pipes 12 and are threaded in the counterbores 15 to compress the packing rings 16`into fluid tight contact with said arms. This construction prevents theY leakage'of water or steam, yet permits-turning of the T-coupling 14 upon the pipes-12 to adjustthe handle 18 vertically, said handle being threaded into the stem or shank of the coupling.

Handle 18 is formed of a pipe through which water may be conducted by a hose 19, ".said handle including a Y-coupling 2O by .means of which a steam supply pipe 21 is "connected'to the device. Steam is supplied to pipe 21 by a hose 22 and suitable valves 23 are provided to either permit the use of steam or water, or a mixture 'of the two as occasion may demand.

' By the mountin of the T-coupling 14,

it will be obvious t at the angular relation of the handle 18 withJ the brush may be obvious that although my invention is of vextremely simplerandinexpensive nature, it will be high y efficient and durable, par- /ticular emphasls being laid upon the novel construction for permitting adjustment of the handle 18, and upon the novel manner of attachingthe brush head to the plate 6.

Since probably the best resultsare obtained from the several specic details shown,

and described, these details are preferably employed, but I wish it understoodl that Within the scope of the invention as claimed,

numerous minor changes may Well bemade.`

of said brush head and said plate\to hold them against relative movement, said plate having its lower side hollowed out to form a dome for supplying liquid to the perforations in said head, and a liquid supply pipe for said dome, said pipe being secured to said plate and forming. 'a handle for the brush.

2. In combination, a brush head, a pair of inverted E -shaped pipes yrising from said brush head with their horizontal arms extending toward each other and alined, a l'-coupling into whose head said arms project, a hollow liquid supply handle secured masas threaded through the head of said coupling and bearing againsi one of said arms to secure said coupling in adjusted position.

s 3. In combination, a brush head, a pair of inverted L-shaped pipes rising from said brush'head'with their horizontal arms extending` toward each other and alined, a T-coupl'ing into whose head said horizontal arms extend, the ends of said head being counterbored, packing rings in said counterbores, sleeves threaded in the counterbores and engaging said packing rings to force them into fluid-tight contact with said arms, a hollow liquid supply handle secured' in the stem of said T-coupling, said arms forming journals for said coupling whereby said handle may be adjusted vertically, a setscrew threaded through the head of said coupling and engaging one of said arms to hold said coupling in adjusted position, and a lug in the head of said T-coupling abuttin the inner ends of said arms to pre- Ivent shifting of said coupling.

. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.


Witnesses: WM. J. PAULsEN,


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U.S. Classification401/289, 401/290, 401/291, 15/176.3, 401/45
Cooperative ClassificationA46B11/063